Tea Based Cocktails | International Tea Day | 21.04.21

Sagamore Chai Tea Cocktail

The perfect cocktail from Sagamore Spirit for those who appreciate the sweet aromatics of this classic South Asian tea.

– 45 ml Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey
– 30 ml fresh pineapple juice
– 30 ml lemon juice
– 90 ml Chai Tea, chilled
– 15 ml Cinnamon simple syrup

Combine all ingredients and serve over ice. Garnish the glass with cinnamon sugar for some extra sweetness.

The Churchill

A smokey twist on the Old Fashioned, that Catoctin Creek call “The Churchill.” This cocktail features an excellent Lapsang souchong tea from Dominion Tea (just down the street from the distillery!). Lapsang souchong is a black tea, traditionally dried with pinewood, which imparts a delicious smokiness. Winston Churchill reportedly enjoyed putting whisky in his tea. Recipe courtesy Jonathan Coate.

– 30ml Roundstone Rye
– 15ml Lapsang syrup*
– Dash of chocolate bitters
– Brandied cocktail cherry for garnish

Combine the ingredients in a rocks glass with a big chunk of ice and garnish with the cherry.

*Lapsang syrup:
Steep simmering simple syrup with loose leaf lapsang souchong tea for about 10 minutes. Strain out the tea leaves after steeping.